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Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 695200
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Today
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown,...

Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for everyone.

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Can highly recommend a personal meerkat feeding

It was my friend's birthday and she is animal mad. Someone had told me that Castle Ashby had expanded to have a menagerie including meerkats, so I investigated and found out that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my friend's birthday and she is animal mad. Someone had told me that Castle Ashby had expanded to have a menagerie including meerkats, so I investigated and found out that if you book in advance you can have personalised meerkat feeding sessions. The price depends on when you go and how many adults and children are in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent some time here with the grandchildren,they really had fun in the play area and enjoyed the area with the animals especially the meerkats. We all had a picnic and enjoyed the walk around the gardens

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Brackley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my 2 little ones & their grandad. Adults £5.50 kids under 12 free & oap/concession £5. Price I thought was brilliant. There's a lovely little tearoom that serve all sorts of grub, there's an outdoor kids play area, then you have the gardens to walk round, the actual gardens all dogs on leads, no bikes to be... More 

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Thank Charlotte T
Buckingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house is a typical country house of the period gardens are a well kept and lovely to sit and watch the world go by

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable price, kids enjoyed the menagerie and play park. Gardens took a few hours to walk around and overall it took half aday

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Thank Tony H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love to visit Castle Ashby, makes a nice morning or afternoon out and always enjoy it when there is a craft fair on.. Nice restaraunt for kesuirely lunch.

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Thank Margaret S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovey gardens in a peaceful surroundings. Great play area for young children with nice cafe for afternoon tea or just a quick bite to eat. Will definitely return.

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Thank Emma C
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grounds are in easy reach lying just off the A428 between Northampton and Bedford. Plenty of parking even for the busiest of days. There is a lovely gift shop where you can buy the now fairly standard gifts but also local plants etc, a wonderful tea room which is best enjoyed after walking round the gardens and a children's... More 

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ashby de la zouch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were on a car rally around the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and this was our lunch stop. Spacious car parking and we had a lovely picnic on the grass. I bought some plants in the nursery and the shop staff were very helpful. Tea room looked lovely and the place had a friendly ambiance. We`ll be back when we`ve more... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food on offer at Castle Ashby tea rooms. Nice cake too! Alcoholic drinks on offer too. Plenty of seating outside. Friendly service too and a nice setting.

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